Questions related to the sudo command that allows users to run programs with the privileges of a different user (normally the root user).

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Is sudo -i less secure than pkexec?

I just heard that it isn't recommended to use sudo -i on GUI programs - because it's less secure. Is there any truth here - is there an advantage to this: sudo -i gedit /random/file.name over ...
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How to add flags and/or arguments to a command in the 'sudoers' file

How would I add flags and/or arguments to allow users in the sudoers file to run certain parts of commands, such as only allowing a user to run sudo rm and not sudo rm -rf? I am using 14.04. # # ...
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Eclipse Juno won't open gui java apps when run with gksudo

I have Eclipse Juno installed on Ubuntu 12.04. When I run from the command line with sudo, everything works fine. However, when I follow the advice I see everywhere and run it with gksudo, I get the ...
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Creating a normal user without sudo access but with ability to switch to another admin user

User A - can't be part of sudo or admin group, ssh keys based identity setup for ssh login, can't be a guest account User B - no home folder, must have a password, can't have independent ssh login, ...
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Reset sudoers file

I want to add a new user to run all commands without a password, so I went to edit /etc/sudoers (using visudo of course) by adding the line myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL. Everything is OK, but 15 minutes ...
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How to disable mpm-itk for a specific virtualhost?

I've a main site on a server that needs to run a sudo command which I white listed via visudo. That worked fine until I installed apache-mpm-itk and then I started getting the following error: sudo: ...
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How do I remove sudo from my server without breaking everything?

I am creating a test server VM, and I would like to delete the sudo executable by deleting it via apt. I know the root password, so that is not a downside. Is there any problem about removing sudo ...
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How do I reinstate my admin user privileges to global read/write

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I only have the one user which I created when I installed Ubuntu. Everything has been fine - love it - until I updated a software package recently from the command line ...
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Entry in sudoers

I need the following entry for a autoresponder/vacation plugin for roundcube with plesk: www-data ALL=NOPASSWD: /opt/psa/bin/autoresponder But the system doesn't recognize www-data as a user. Only ...
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How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command?

The title says it all. How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command? Rationale: if something gets aliased in the shell or I end up executing a function sudo instead ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 asks for super user before prompting for wifi password

I have installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an HP Mini netbook, which required the bcwm source package for wifi to work. (Somehow standard ubuntu didn't need it but it was too resource hungry for the netbook.) ...
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Prevent that TrueCrypt gets Administrator rights

If I try to open a TrueCrypt drive, TrueCrypt asks me for my administrator-password (also when I am a normal user). I know, that i can prevent this password-asking by editing the sudoers file = giving ...
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How do I know my system is broken after chown -R root usr/bin?

This question is related to another question -- "Can't access any functions after chown command." -- but I think it may be worthy of an independent question. My question is: how do I know that my ...
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timestamp_timeout in Ubuntu doesn't work

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to change sudo password timeout but change made to it doesn't work. Please help , My visudo file looks like this. GNU nano 2.2.6 File: ...
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Enable shutdown from another computer on LAN without entering sudo password

I'm trying to execute this script from my laptop to shutdown the server without having to enter the sudo password. (Both are running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) ssh -t lachlan@192.168.0.xxx sudo shutdown -h ...
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Problem installing reader software for Estonian ID card for ubuntu 14.04

I updated my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have problems to install Estonian ID card reader software. When I trie to use the installation script, that I have downloaded from ...
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My sudoer can not login using GUI

I only have one sudoer and it can login into the terminal or through GUI terminal. But I can not use it to log into the GDM login screen. Any possible causes?
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How do I get Super User access in guest

I have recently installed Ubuntu via Wubi Installer. The dual-boot works fine but when I can't login as Admin, it only allows me to enter via "Guest". To do any administrative activities such setting ...
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Long wait times logging in as other user using sudo

Any clues to why it takes 20-30 seconds for me to log in using sudo+su? $ time sudo su ida -l exit ida@timbuktu:~$ exit logout real 0m18.076s $ time sudo su ida exit ...
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Caffeine and system settings and upper right hand corner

I was able to go to the terminal and type in the command for caffeine, but I don't find caffeine anywhere in the system settings and it doesn't show up anywhere on the upper right hand corner of the ...
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gksudo equivalent for Ubuntu Touch

Is there a gksudo equivalent (or Cpp / Qml api call) that lets you ask for a password in a graphical way on Ubuntu Touch? Thanks
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$password with ssh chpasswd

I've a problem with "ssh chpasswd" .. I need to implement the "$password" of register.. Eg.. I've this code.. echo $ssh->exec("sudo sh -c 'echo $user:test | chpasswd'"); When the script is ...
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Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Huh?

Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Not familiar with this stuff. So why, what does it all mean and what can I do about it? Steps are: From the VPS management web pages ...
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sudo useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later (no lock files)

When doing this on Ubuntu server 14.04: camilstaps@localhost:~$ sudo useradd --home-dir /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --no-create-home --root /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --shell /bin/sh xxx I'm ...
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Sudo apt-get update not working probelm with mono-xamarin

When I run sudo apt-get update I get the error: E: Malformed line 4 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list (type) E: The list of sources could not be read Does anyone know how to ...
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Cannot go into Root

When I enter sudo su or sudo -i in terminal on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot become superuser. When I enter the password nothing happens. Its like: user@host~: sudo -i enter passwd: ****** user@host~: ...
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SFTP as a different user than you logged in with

I connect to my work machine over SSH. Sometimes I transfer files back and forth using using Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature. Sometimes I change to the root user and run commands. But I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 asks permissions for everything

I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10, since I had a 14.04 that I had upgraded a few times. After the install, the OS asks root permissions for a lot of stuff I was able to do without issues ...
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sudo command not working

When I try to use the command sudo mountall, the following error message appears: sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/username/1: No such file or directory So how do I solve this?
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GUI anthentication doesn't work. No privileges

This is on Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit After a forced restart (due to nvidia overheating) I noticed that no sound was playing, and in fact pulseaudio showed only dummy devices. While looking for a solution, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Jenkins User NOPASSWD configuration

I'm trying to make my jenkins user able to execute a script with www-data user so I've tried adding jenkins ALL=NOPASSWD:ALL at the end of my sudoers file but it didn't work, password was asked ...
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Why does sudo prevent catching SIGTSTP (Ctrl+Z)?

This program is written to catch SIGTSTP (Ctrl+Z) and bypass its normal effect, printing a message and returning to its normal operation instead of allowing its process to be suspended: ...
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Cannot chown or chmod using sudo anymore

I was trying to make an adjustment to the /etc/sudoers file, and I accidentally corrupted it. I restored it via the grub and using the Ubuntu 14.04 default. But now it seems I can change ownership ...
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Why does sudo sometimes asks for a different sudo user?

i have all my boxes setup to authenticate against openldap. when i logon with the local user (localmin) and run a command like; sudo service smbd restart it sometimes asks for the password of ...
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault ...
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Strange issue using sudo

When I try to use sudo this is what happens chris@vaio:~$ sudo sudo: 424273033461091241000: invalid value except that doesn't do it justice: I have been having issues with the latest ...
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Errors were encountered while processing

When trying to do sudo apt-get install I'm getting this at the end: Processing triggers for python-central ... Errors were encountered while processing: logmein-client:i386 E: Sub-process ...
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Allow user to run programs as root without password. Would it be the correct solution to my problem?

I have a server which I need to be running certain programs permanently; I'm having problems with two of them and I'm not sure if the solution I've found would be the correct one, so I ask for opinion ...
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Run eclipse project as root without running eclipse as root

How can one execute eclipse project as root without running eclipse as root? I'm writing a C++ program that uses Opencv and Boost libraries. When trying to execute the program, I get the following ...
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cannot execute script with sudo no password

I would like to create a batch file that will connect via ssh to my ubuntu server and run a script. My batch file works by using plink, I can see that the call to my script is ran but then I'm asked ...
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How to allow local logins, after misconfiguring PAM in AD integration process

Aim: Create an R server that integrates into our Windows environment by setting up AD integration on an Ubuntu box Using: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Following: ...
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sudo -Hu rsyncuser rsync --progress -avz /source/path/ host.org:/destination/path/ - why does it change directory permissions?

here is my setup: on my source machine i created user rsyncuser with reading and writing permissions in /source/path on my destination machine i created user rsyncuser with reading and writing ...
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how to recover file and folder permission?

I made this mistake at the /usr directory sudo chmod -R 777 bin The next time i used sudo, it gives me this prompt: sudo must be setuid root What I did is copy and replaced this sudo thinking it ...
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Give permissions for packages downloaded from the internet and lock them in Ubuntu 12.04 sidebar

I downloaded NetBeans IDE and Eclipse IDE from the internet and installed then. Well, the Eclipse IDE works fine, but when I execute NetBeans IDE directly from the shortcut, without sudo permission, ...
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executable running without sudo but not with sudo

I installed xampp in my system and it is installed in the location /opt/lampp. After that i added the php location to path varialbe using export PATH=$PATH:/opt/lampp/bin. So when i run php -v using ...
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Sorry, user is not allowed to execute X as root on lt

Whenever I try to run a command from the termainal as sudo, I am now getting the error: Sorry, user {user} is not allowed to execute {command} as root on lt. lt is the name of my computer. The only ...
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VMware: change file permissions for smb.conf

I am running Ubuntu via VMware on a windows host, i want to share a folder. When i try to edit smb.conf, i get the following error: (gedit:47899): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0 Problem !

when i am using ' root ' , I can't run any **** -_- and that's what the terminal show as a problem I try many thinks like gksu , sudo .. , pkexec , ... but no solution No protocol specified ** ...
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Unable to login as root amazon ec2 instance

When I try to login as root in ubuntu using sudo su I get this error sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set I googled to solve it and I was suggested to logout from ...
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problem removing mysql

I am getting this error: E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) At the end when i try uninstalling mysql using the command: sudo apt-get remove –purge mysql-server mysql-client ...